The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, may have finally been removed from office by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Magu’s removal is coming weeks after the senate refused to confirm him as chairman of the anti-graft agency following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
InsideBusiness learnt on Saturday that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had already issued a letter to Magu, asking him to hand over to the Director of Operations in the EFCC, pending when a new person is nominated to take over.
A source confirmed that Magu had been redeployed back to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.
To make the situation look like a routine exercise, the source said some senior Police officers would be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional Police officers.
It will be recalled that Malami had on the directive of the president issued a query to Magu following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
The DSS allegation formed the basis of his rejection by the Senate.
A top source in the presidency who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Magu upon his redeployment back to the Nigerian Police Force would be asked to retired from the service.